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Added in fall 2010: Timeless Media Group released a DVD set containing all three seasons of AS&J on October 19, 2010. This release is in NTSC TV format, region 1 for the US. The set can be found at numerous sources online and also at many Sam's Club stores in the US.
Added in May 2010: Two digitally remastered episodes of Pete's 1966-1967 TV series Love on a Rooftop will be aired on June 20, 2010 at the inaugural PaleyFest Rewind Classic TV Festival in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets are free but RSVPs are required. For more details, see the festival's website at:
Added in early 2010: Second and Third Seasons of AS&J on Commercial DVD - Timeless Media Group released the second and third seasons of AS&J on DVD on April 13, 2010. This release is in NTSC TV format, region 1 for the US. For the AS&J page at the Timeless website, click here.
Added in mid-2007: Pete Duel: A Biography: Paul Green's biography of Pete was released on May 30, 2007. For more information, see the publisher's website. The ISBN number is 0786430621.
Added December 12, 2006: Universal Home Video & DVD will be releasing the first season of AS&J on DVD on February 20, 2007. For more information, check out their website. Update: The February 2007 release is in NTSC TV format, region 1 for the US. In June 2007, there will be a PAL TV format, region 2 release in the UK for European fans. The NTSC release can be pre-ordered from Finding the correct Amazon link is tricky, so I'm giving it here.

Added December 12, 2006: Pete Duel: A Biography, Paul Green's biography of Pete, will be released in spring 2007. For more information, see the author's website.

Added November 20, 2006: Ben and Roger will appear at the Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show in Burbank, CA on Februrary 16-17, 2007. For more details, see the show's website. More information on Ben's upcoming appearances can be found at the Ben Murphy Board.

Added April 17, 2006: Ben will be at the Lone Pine Film Festival in California on October 6-8th, 2006. Click here to reach the festival's website for more information.
Added February 2, 2006: Ben and Roger will be appearing at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, NC from July 12-15. Click here to reach the fair's website for more information.
Added January 29, 2006: Ben and Roger will be signing the new book Alias Smith and Jones: The Story of Two Pretty Good Bad Men along with the authors JoAnne Bagwell and Sandra Sagala on Saturday, February 25, 2006 at Reel to Reel. They will be present from 12 noon until 5 PM and several guest stars from AS&J will also be in attendance. The address is 2602B N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504. For more information, you can call 818-729-9061 or 818-568-6242. Come out and join them!
Added January 11, 2006: Ben and Roger will both be signing autographs (for the first time together) at the Hollywood Collector's Show in Burbank, California on January 27 and 28, 2006. Author JoAnne Bagwell will also be there with her book Alias Smith and Jones: The Story of Two Pretty Good Bad Men. Click here for the show's website, which has ticketing information.
Added January 9, 2006: Ben will be making a very rare personal appearance at the Outlawed Convention in the Netherlands on Saturday March 25, 2006. It will be at Condor City, a western village in The Hague. Details and ticket information can be found at the website for the Utopia, the event's organizers, and at the website for the Outlawed Convention. Information about Condor City can be found at the Condor City website.
Added January 9, 2006: Pete's first series, Gidget, will be released on commercial DVD on March 21, 2006. For details, click here to visit the page about this at the TV Shows on DVD website.
Added August 12, 2005: The new book Alias Smith and Jones: The Story of Two Pretty Good Bad Men by Sandra K. Sagala and JoAnne M. Bagwell began shipping on August 12, 2005. The ISBN number is 1593930313. The book contains information from interviews with many of the show's principles (Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Roy Huggins, Glen Larson, Jo Swerling, Alex Singer, Gloryette Clark, Dennis Fimple, Monty Laird, Earl Holliman, Frank Price, etc.) and also includes rare photos that have never been seen before publicly. Click here to reach the publisher's website, which has ordering information and here to read the authors' comments on the book.
Added May 17, 2005: Michelle Gussow has recently signed Geoffrey Deuel to star in her second film The Twin Trilogy. She has a few webpages up (and more under construction) at Enter the site and click on The Twin Trilogy.
Added January 5, 2005: A new book will soon be released about AS&J, which includes interviews with many people of importance to the show as well as rare photos. It's entitled "Alias Smith & Jones: The Story of Two Pretty Good Bad Men"! Pre-orders are looking good. The expected publication date is June 30, 2005. Click here to reach the publisher's website, which has ordering information.
Added January 1, 2005: The website is reporting that they expect Pete's first series, Gidget, to be released on commercial DVD in late 2005. Also, Starz/Encore finally began airing AS&J on January 1, 2005.
Added October, 2004: The Starz/Encore Westerns channel in the US will begin airing AS&J on January 1, 2005. They will kick off with a 12 hour AS&J marathon on New Year's Day from 6 AM to 6 PM. Starting January 2, the show will air Monday through Friday at 5-6 PM. Starz has the rights to all 48 1-hour episodes.
Added July 19, 2004: Check out the BBC Wales website to hear a long interview with Ben. He talks extensively about himself, AS&J, and Pete.
Added April 16, 2004: Monty Laird, AS&J stunt coordinator, weapons expert, and Ben's stand-in, died on April 16, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Monty worked with Ben on other projects and they remained good friends. Click here to see a photo of Ben and Monty in 1999.
Added March 19, 2003: The Encore Western channel has recently acquired the exclusive rights to air AS&J in the United States. No dates have been announced yet.
Added August 26, 2002: Dennis Fimple, who played Kyle Murtry on AS&J, has died at the age of 61.
Added August 8, 2002: Roger Davis is scheduled to appear at the Dark Shadows Halloweenathon on October 18-20 in Tarrytown, NY. Click here for the event's website.
Added May 20, 2002: TVLand will soon be airing Pete's first series. Look for Gidget at 12 midnight (EDT) starting Monday, May 27.
Added April 14, 2002: Roger Davis will be attending the 16th annual Dark Shadows Festival on June 27, 2002 in Anaheim, CA. For more info, check out the festival website.
Added April 3, 2002: Ben's new movie To Protect and Serve will soon be shown at additional film festivals. On April 6, it will be at the Phoenix International Film Festival and on April 12 it will be at both the Newport Beach Film Festival and the San Diego International Film Festival. For more info, check out the To Protect and Serve website.
Added January 25, 2002: Ben's movie To Protect and Serve will be shown at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival on February 3 and 6. The general public can buy tickets at the festival's website.
Added December 1, 2001: The UK cable channel Granada Plus will begin airing AS&J on January 1, 2002. Their webpage for the show lists multiple episodes as being shown during the first week in January.
Added October 9, 2001: Geoffrey Deuel is appearing in a new movie entitled 108 Stitches. It's a comedy about baseball. For more info, visit the movie's website. There is a recent photo of Geoff on the site's cast page. According to its Internet Movie Database entry, this film will be released at the Austin Film Festival, which starts October 11. However, I can't find mention of 108 Stitches on the festival's website.
Added October 9, 2001: TVLand appears to have revised its schedule. AS&J and Gidget are no longer listed on the TVLand or clicktv websites as airing in the near future.
Added September 26, 2001: AS&J will be airing on TVLand in the USA on Saturdays and Sundays starting on October 20 at 11:00 AM (EDT). Also starting October 20, TVLand will air Pete's earliest series Gidget on Saturdays and Sundays at 7:00 AM (EDT).
Added September 19, 2001: AS&J will soon be debuting on the UK Oldies channel Granada Plus. Their AS&J webpage does not give dates yet.
Added September 1, 2001: A new movie starring Ben, entitled To Protect and Serve, was released at the Flickapalooza Film Festival on June 11, 2001. It won the award for Best Director. According to the Flickapalooza website, several distributors requested screeners of To Protect and Serve.
Added May 15, 2001: Roger Davis will be one of the actors appearing at the annual Dark Shadows Festival, to be held in New York City on August 17-19. For more details, check out the festival's website.
Added February 28, 2001: AS&J is now airing in Denmark, Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM (CET) on TV3.
Added February 26, 2001: AS&J is airing on Norway TV3, Monday through Friday.
Added February 14, 2001: Roger Davis will be appearing in person at the Museum of TV's upcoming festival in Los Angeles. Dark Shadows, Roger's pre-AS&J series, is featured on Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 pm. Other DS alumni scheduled to appear are Robert Cobert, Dan Curtis, Kate Jackson, John Karlen, Jerry Lacy, Lara Parker, Dennis Patrick, Christopher Pennock, Mitchell Ryan, Kathryn Leigh Scott, David Selby, James Storm, Lela Swift and Sy Tomashoff. Tickets are $15.00. The Festival Hotline is (310) 786-1010. The address is Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA.
Added January 5, 2001: AS&J has started airing again on TV3 in Sweden from Monday through Friday.
Added November 8, 2000: Blackstar is now telling fans that the latest AS&J tape, which is part of the Universal Playback's Classic TV Westerns box set, is not copy-protected with Macrovision. (Earlier, Blackstar was saying that it was encoded.) At least one US fan has successfully had a tape converted from PAL to NTSC using an internet service.
Added November 3, 2000: The Universal Playback website is now open and they have an extensive AS&J page (as well as a short page on Ben's 1976 show, The Gemini Man.) You can register and give the name of your favorite show. Clicking the Contract link gives an e-mail address where suggestions can be made for future video releases.
Added October 23, 2000: The latest AS&J tape from Universal Playback is now on sale in the UK. It's in PAL format and is only sold as part of a three box set on Classic TV Westerns. The other tapes in the set have episodes of The Virginian and its spin-off, The Men from Shiloh. Episodes on the AS&J tape are from early in the first season: "The McCreedy Bust", "Exit From Wickenburg", and "Return to Devil's Hole". Internet sites that sell the box set include Amazon (UK) and Blackstar. Note that most VCRs in the US will NOT play PAL tapes. WARNING: These new tapes are encoded with an anti-piracy process called Macrovision. Many companies that convert from PAL to NTSC format may NOT be able to convert the tape. Proceed at your own risk. (Apparently the February 2000 release, AS&J Vol. 1--or at least early tapes of it--were not Macrovision encoded.)
Added October 12, 2000: Universal Playback. This is the new, soon to be unveiled website of the UK's Universal Studios unit that releases classic TV shows on video. Universal Playback was responsible for the release, earlier this year, of Classic TV Westerns, AS&J, Vol. 1. The site will be launched on October 30, but in the meantime you can pre-register. Can anyone think of a classic Universal TV programme to suggest for future video releases?
Added August 2000: Several fans have been told by Blackstar and/or Universal sources that Universal Playback has no current plans to continue their commercial PAL series of AS&J videos. Volume 1 sales may not have been sufficient for Universal to feel that a Volume 2 is justified. If you want to change this, contact Universal. Also, do what you can to get more people to buy Volume 1. Addresses and contact information can be found at the AS&J Trivia website.

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